Poetry 'n Prose

You Sit and Read

You sit and read

How alone you are, even you don’t know.
But sometimes you guess and then with a leisurely movement,
And a hint of animal sadness your simple features
Dip into the light.

written by Hungarian Poet Agnes Nemes Nagy, translated by George Szirtes


You sit and read

Not alone, for the sensation of hope, for life
Suckles hungrily on your bosom
While all around you
Is a colonnade of teeth,
How long do you intend to stay?
Until the light fades?

By 67paintings

A dialectical site of poetry, painting and the odd musical excursion into the unknown.

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